Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Construction of legal concepts
Bachelor in Law (Plan: 397 - Estudio: 206)


Department assigned to the subject: Private Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to the subject and presentation - 'Lex publica' in Roman law and in currently law: The sources of law - 'Lex privata' in Roman law and in currently law: The concept of contract - Concept of family: Types of persons according their familiar situation - Concept of marriage: Requirements and types. Dissolution of the marriage (divorce) - Succession law: Concept of inheritance and heir (civil inheritance and 'pretoria' inheritance) - Testamentary or voluntary succession: the will. Legal succession (succession 'ab intestato') - Concept of legacy and testamentary trust
Learning activities and methodology
Problem based learning (PBL)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Schiavone, A., . The invention of law in the West. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press. 2012 (2005).
  • Edited by Nasti. F/Schiavone, A.. Jurists and legal science in the history of roman law. Routledge (London and NY)/Giappicchelli (Torino). 2022
  • Johnston, D., ed. 2015. . The Cambridge companion to Roman law. Cambridge Univ. Press., Cambridge (UK). 2015
  • Robinson, O. F., . The sources of Roman law: Problems and methods for ancient historians. Routledge, London (UK). 1997
  • Stein, P., . Roman law in European history. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York. 1999
  • Tellegen-Couperus, O. E.,. A short history of Roman law. London, Routledge. 1993
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Codex: Digesta: . Instituta: Novellae:
  • The Digest of Justinian. Edited by Alan Watson. University of Pennsylvania. 2011
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